Edmonton weather: Warm for a day, snow on the way

A pedestrians walks across the Dudley B. Menzies Bridge as ice begins to form below on the North Saskatchewan River, in Edmonton Friday Nov. 29, 2019. David Bloom / Postmedia

A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

Tuesday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured 1.2 C with 11 km/h winds out of the west.

Today is shaping up to a beautiful day on all accounts. The mercury is already above zero and is expected to peak at 5 C later this afternoon so feel free t crack a window at home and let some of that fresh air in. Forecasters are also calling for a return on the white stuff with snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning — and later on in the week on Friday night and Saturday morning. No complaints here. It’s been a beautiful start to December, and I had an advent calendar chocolate and 6 a.m. I’m adulting.

Today’s forecast

Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this morning then light late this afternoon. High 5 C. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight. Periods of snow beginning overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -4 C. Wind chill near -6.

Tomorrow: Periods of snow. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -2 C. Wind chill near -8.

Sunrise: 8:30 a.m.

Sunset: 4:18 p.m.

On This Day (1996-2018)

Highest temperature: 10.3 C (2004)

Lowest temperature: -19.6 C (2005)